Dr Morten Pedersen

Senior Lecturer in International and Political Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61-2-6268 8862
+61-2-62688879

LOCATION

Building 29, Room 206

  • ABOUT
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Dr Morten Pedersen is Senior Lecturer in International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy) and a former senior analyst for the International Crisis Group in Myanmar. In addition to teaching and research, he has worked as a policy advisor on Myanmar politics and development affairs for the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Australian government, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari, among others. His major publications include Promoting Human Rights in Burma: A Critique of Western Sanctions Policies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008); with Anna Magnusson, A Good Office: Twenty Years of UN Mediation in Myanmar (International Peace Institute, 2012); and with David Kinley, Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Pariah States (Ashgate, 2013). He was the 2013 winner of the Boyer Prize for the best original article in the Australian Journal of International Affairs - "How to promote human rights in the world's most repressive states: Lessons from Myanmar", Vol. 67, No. 2, 2013.

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Books

Caballero-Anthony M; Clapp P; Dalpino C; Denmark AM; Miller M; Pedersen MB, 2014, Myanmar's growing regional role

Pedersen MB; Kinley D, (ed.), 2013, Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Repressive States, Applied Legal Philosophy, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham

Magnusson A; Pedersen M, 2012, A Good Office? Twenty Years of UN Mediation in Myanmar, 1st, International Peace Institute, New York

Book Chapters

Pedersen MB, 2017, 'Three generations of international human rights governance', in Global Insecurity: Futures of Global Chaos and Governance, pp. 293 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95145-1_16

Pedersen M, 2017, 'Democracy and Human Rights', in Simpson A; Farrelly N; Holliday I (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar, Routledge, Milton Park, pp. 371 - 390, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Contemporary-Myanmar/Simpson-Farrelly-Holliday/p/book/9781138820777

Pedersen MB, 2014, 'Myanmar's Democratic Opening: The Process and Prospect of Reform', in Cheesman N; Farrelly N; Wilson T (ed.), Debating Democratization in Myanmar, ISEAS Publishing, Singapore, pp. 19 - 40, http://www.iseas.edu.sg/news_content.cfm?news_id=7AA08869-D11B-9143-02D9A6F26731BC9B

Pedersen MB, 2014, 'Myanmar's Foreign Policy in a Time of Transition', in Miller M; Denmark AM (ed.), Myanmar's Growing Regional Role, The National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, pp. 53 - 73, http://www.nbr.org/publications/issue.aspx?id=300

Pedersen MB; Kinley D, 2013, 'Introducing Principled Engagement', in Pedersen MB; Kinsley D (ed.), Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Repressive States, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, pp. 1 - 12

Pedersen MB, 2013, 'The Theoretical Case for Principled Engagement', in Pedersen MB; Kinley D (ed.), Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Repressive States, edn. Applied Legal Philosophy, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, pp. 13 - 38

Pedersen MB, 2012, 'Rethinking international assistance to Myanmar in a time of transition', in Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities, pp. 271 - 286

Journal articles

Pedersen MB, 2019, 'The ICC, the Rohingya and the limitations of retributive justice', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 73, pp. 9 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2018.1548562

Pedersen MB, 2018, 'The Roots of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis', Human Rights Defender, vol. 28

Pedersen MB, 2015, 'Myanmar in 2014: Tacking against the Wind', Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 2015, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/saa/summary/v2015/2015.pedersen.html

Pedersen MB, 2013, 'Myanmar’s armed forces return to the barracks, for now', Asian Currents, pp. 2 - 4

Pedersen M, 2013, 'How to promote human rights in the world's most repressive states: Lessons from Myanmar', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 67, pp. 190 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2013